The Thread of Energy by Martin Pasqualetti
Energy is a clear part of our everyday lives, whether it’s flipping a light switch or turning on our car’s engine. But energy has had a bigger-picture impact on world history, and, today, it powers some of the most contentious geopolitical debates.
Dec. 2, 2021
An APS utility meter on a home
The state Court of Appeals ruled utilities cannot be legally shielded if their negligence kills or harms people or destroys property.
Dec. 1, 2021
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station
Palo Verde Generating Station will test its outdoor warning sirens Wednesday. The drill will test several sirens within a 10-mile radius of the nuclear plant, which is located about 55 miles west of Phoenix.
Nov. 30, 2021
SRP electricity meter
The holiday season can be a busy time for scammers. And one of the state’s largest utilities, SRP, is warning customers not to be caught off-guard.
Nov. 25, 2021
Sen. Mark Kelly, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix on Friday to tout the recently passed infrastructure bill in a state that will be crucial in determining control of the U.S. Senate. He appeared at events throughout the day with Democratic Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema to promote the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
More Arizona politics news
Nov. 19, 2021
President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden signed his $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law Monday on the White House lawn, hailing it as an example of what bipartisanship can achieve.
Nov. 15, 2021
Communities can apply for the funding from the Arizona Broadband Development Program from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce to expand internet access.
Nov. 15, 2021
Navajo Generating Station
The Arizona Corporation Commission voted last week to cut Arizona Public Service’s profits by more than $100 million. At the same time, it also voted to dramatically slash funding it had planned to provide to the Navajo Nation and other tribal communities.
Nov. 9, 2021
power lines
The uncomfortable relationship between the state’s largest utility — APS — and its regulators on the Arizona Corporation Commission was turned up a notch Nov. 3 when commissioners voted 3-2 to cut APS’s revenue by more than $100 million.
Nov. 4, 2021
Arizona Public Service letter
Arizona Public Service customers could see a slight reduction in their bills after a 3-2 vote by the state’s utility regulator.
Nov. 3, 2021
SRP East Line Solar Plant
Installing new solar panels on an older home can be expensive, so SRP has designed a plan for those who want to support solar without those upfront costs.
Nov. 1, 2021
aps building
Arizona’s utility regulators have approved a series of changes that the state’s biggest utility says will hurt its bottom line.
Oct. 28, 2021
DES Office
The Arizona Department of Economic Security is launching a program to offer $36 million of assistance to help households pay utility bills. The program is aimed at helping low income households and those who hold debt due to utilities.
Oct. 18, 2021
Navajo Generating Station
The Corporation Commission may have made a big move to cut Arizona Public Service's profitability Oct. 6, but it delayed another big decision to provide more than $100 million in financial help to tribal communities hurt by the recent closures of coal-fired power plants.
Oct. 7, 2021
APS had been requesting an increase in the rates its customers pay — to the tune of nearly 5% a month on average. The prevailing winds going into this week indicated the utility was not going to be successful in a broader sense, and that proved to be the case.
Oct. 7, 2021
Navajo Generating Station
Coal plant closures have resulted in lost jobs, depleted revenue for the tribes, and lasting environmental concerns on tribal lands. Under its proposed rate increase plan, APS would agree to pay the Navajo Nation more than $100 million over 10 years to compensate for losses.
Oct. 5, 2021
A water faucet
Some Mesa water customers may experience subtle cloudiness from their taps until the first part of next year.
Sep. 26, 2021
SRP solar plant
Salt River Project says it will build a new solar plant northwest of Flagstaff. SRP has committed to significantly reduce its carbon footprint in a matter of decades.
Sep. 22, 2021
colorado river
The Bureau of Reclamation has released its five-year projection for the Colorado River, and the outlook has not improved.
Sep. 22, 2021
Natural Gas Stove Burner
Southwest Gas Corporation said a recent explosion in Chandler and a leak in north Scottsdale both involved a type of plastic pipe that can deteriorate under certain conditions. Neither had drawn safety scrutiny because they were wrongly identified in the company’s mapping system.
Sep. 21, 2021


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